John Green and Barbara Grove were married in Licking County, Ohio on March 28, 1813. Barbara was the daughter of John Grove and Barbara Lionbarger. In his memoir, Jesse Green described his grandfather Grove: “John Grove, the head of the Grove family was of Dutch or German descent and was a large powerful man. He could pick up a barrel of flour under each arm and toss them upon one of those old fashioned Virginia wagons with ease. He was so large that his descendants long preserved one of his vests to show his unusual girth about the breast.”
The original 1929 party that came from Ohio to Illinois, to the rapids of the Fox river, included many members of the Grove family – Barbara Grove Green, David Grove, Emma Grove DeBolt, Samuel Grove, and Joseph Grove. After the death of John Grove, his widow, Barbara, also came to La Salle county, in 1838, to live with her son Joseph.
Further information on members of the Grove family may be found at http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_grove.php
- “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZH2-KNR : accessed 18 August 2015), John Green and Barbary Grove, 28 Mar 1813; citing Licking, Ohio, United States, reference v1,p.23; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 384,300.